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him, quote, mature and reasonable, not a bomb-thrower. bush, a texas resident, told the paper while he likes rival candidate and texas governor rick perry, he says he's, quote, not surging forward. while bush's comments were not a formal endorsement, they still give an important boost to the romney campaign less than two weeks before the iowa caucuses. >>> overseas, reports from state-controll eled syria tv sa there have been activists have struck with a car bomb and a number of civilians have been killed. the this is the first attack since the start of new president bashar alas aheal-asaad. monitors want to assess whether the government is complying with the peace initiative. >>> a look at other stories making news early today in america. police have tracked down a group of vandals all thanks to youtube. the video posted by the culprit show the crew of young criminals ransacking several stores. investigators brought in one teen for questioning who eventually identified the rest of the suspects. >>> southern california's notorious high-speed santa ana wind swept through yesterday, hamm
] >> great state of ohio. >> midwest. >> wisconsin. >> kansas. [inaudible] >> spent 30 years in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial and relatively lengthy recession, gas in texas was 14.7% of our goes state product, and today it's less than 7%. about 6.5%. the gross state product, and it's grown, but that gives you an idea of the total diversification of the texas economy over the course of the last 25 years. in the last decade in particular. we announced a new applied cancer science institute at md anderson a week ago last monday. it was basically a pickup and move out of harvard to md anderson. so, -- we're seeing some just great work. it's really early, but one of our intentions is to try to make texas the adult stem cell center of the country,
outspoken effort in my behalf. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> the des moines register met with texas governor rick perry tonight. the editorial staff questioned the presidential county about campaign added and the roll of religion in politics. the newspaper plans to endorse one of the republican candidates two weeks before the iowa caucuses on january 3 inside. this is everover an hour. [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> it's a pleasure having you here, sir. >> where did you grow up? >> wisconsin. >> yeah? >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa. [inaudible conversations] >> great state of ohio. >> midwest. >> wisconsin. >> kansas. [inaudible] >> spent 30 years in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial an
of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i recently received this email from john of houston giving -- as one of the 9.2 million people whose livelihood is supported by the oil and natural gas industry, i am troubled by the recent calls to raise the money. as washington focuses on improving our struggling economy, congress has an opportunity to take our economy in a new direction, one that leads to economic growth and economic security. by promoting policies that encourage domestic oil and natural gas production, we can create 1.4 million jobs and generate $800 billion in additional government revenue by 2013. mr. speaker, john, a person that works for a living, understands better than washington elites that our god-given natural resources should be used to create jobs for americans. time to stop sending american jobs to middle eastern countries to buy their natural resour
on the texas-mexico border, the need for education. he has controversial things like putting on a gasoline tax. all of these issues, his legacy really invigorates our current debate. >> for many americans outside of texas, 1992 was perhaps their introduction to ross perot. he had been on the national stage for a while. in the late 1980's, he began speaking out about these issues that he was concerned about. we looked in our video library and our first coverage of ross perot was in 1987. here he is speaking before the american bankers association that year. >> let's look at where we are and take the rose colored glasses off. all of these people saying the fundamentals are sound, i think we have had enough doctor feelgood. i think we are tough enough to take bad news. i think it is time to look at the facts. we have a $3 trillion debt by 1988. our debt is being funded by foreign nations at this point. the greatest nation in the history of man does not have the will to past -- we continue to pass resolutions that put us deeper into debt and we have given up trying to live within our means of the
texas, inst al presidente a reconsiderar su plan. ---durante la visita del mandatario a un retn fronterizo de texas en agosto de 2010, perry envio una carta al presidente en la que le pidio que enviara mil soldados adicionales de la guardia nacional a la frontera de texas con mexico. ---perry, asegura que la disminucion de tropas representa una amenaza a la seguridad nacional. cu ---fue detenida la adolescente de la ciudad de suisun city, quien la semana pasada, envio un mensaje de texto telefonico a sus padres asegurandoles que habia sido secuestrada. take vo ---ahora, la policia de esa ciudad, informo que la menor fabric la historia para supuestament e llamar la atencion de sus familiares. ---el pasado jueves se emiti una "alerta amber" en todo el norte de california, para dar con los supuestos secuestrador es de cristina almanza. ---cristina, ahora se encuentra recluida en el centro de detencion para menores del condado de solano. take live ---y para hablarnos sobre este asunto cuando los jovenes se sienten desatendidos, nos acompa√Ďa la doctora teresa zapata.. ---pregunta --
to create and construct that pipeline. and 100,000 new jobs within the areas of texas and louisiana as it relates to the processing of that oil. last time i looked, canada was a friend. we buy oil from countries that hate us. and here we turn our back. and you know what canada said. china is ready to step in and help them out. is that really what we want or do we want to bring jobs to america? mr. speaker, with all that's been said, we're to the point where we need to talk about regulations and that's what this bill does. it allows seven amendments that are germane to come to the floor, three republicans and five democratic amendments. and, mr. speaker, i'm happy to yield back the balance of my time and move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, on that i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this
of the same frustrations you express. >> our next call comes from john calling from san antonio, texas. sit back and give me a few minutes if you do not host: mind not a few minutes, we do not have that much time. caller: nobody has really talked about government sacrifice. the only way you are going to solve what you have, you cannot continue to pay government employees more money than we taxpayers can afford to pay. any business or they pay more money out to the employees -- we pay more money to the employees that the company takes in, that company is going to be bankrupt or seek protection while he gets rid of the problems he created by paying so much money to so many people. it is the same thing with you guys in congress. you have janitor's making $69,000 in the public sector while objectors who paid their wages in the private sector only makes $20,000. i am sorry, you are not worth it. if you want to cut the, cut the department of education. don't cut it over 10 years, cut it over one day. at the department of energy. but it today. that is a real cut. anything else, 5% here or 10% ther
in parts of new mexico, colorado, california, and texas. and not good news for the millions people who will be hitting the roads to spend christmas with loved ones. as for air travel, well, there are in delays reported right new. right now. but, it is still early obviously and that could change. i will monitor american airlines today. after coming under fire the re-election campaign of president obama is saying "thanks, but no thanks," to jon corzine's, cash facing criticism the minute from the former new jersey governor was tainted by his firm, and the mf global collapse so obama for america and the dnc have reindependenced the money, $70,000, to corzine and his wife. the justice department rejected south carolina's new voter i.d. law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. the feds say that makes it harder for minorities to vote. south carolina can challenge the decision or pass a new law. the attorney general vowing to fight this one. >> the 15-year-old girl who survived being swept away in the tsunami in indonesia has tracked down her parents and telling a very,
list with members of congress talking about cameras in the court. >> texas governor rick perry met with the "des moines register" editorial board at their offices in iowa on friday. the "register" has invited all of the major presidential candidates to meet with their editorial board and writers covering the race. the newspaper plans to make an endorsement in the republican presidential race on december 18, two weeks before the iowa caucuses on january 3. this is a little over an hour. >> so where did you grow up? >> new york. >> i don't hear that a lot in iowa. >> no, not too often. >> hi, governor, john carlson. >> hi, john, how are you? >> this is chris. >> chris, nice to meet you. >> this is the man who's going to do all the work. >> it's a pleasure having you here, sir. >> thank you. where did you grow up? >> wisconsin. >> yeah? >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa. >> iowa, iowa. >> india. >> the great state of ohio. >> so american pretty much all the way. >> carol's wisconsin and i'm kansas. >> thanks to one of our business writers. he's done 30 years writing for the houston paper, sta
go to texas . have texas lost to take everything to santa fe, and he will deal with the demands that says the texas republican came in to the union. i have to ask if all of you have so funds, could you please turn off. thank you. this texas came into the union the debts from the texas republican. texas is demanding that the united states government bailout texas because texas is in bankruptcy. by the way, we will do this. the first federal bailout in american history is texas. i wish that somebody would teach governor perry of texas now. as he talks about secession and running for president the same time. i want to know what country. taylor would deal with these one of the time. in the senate, however, henry clay, the grand old man of american politics has a different idea. he hates taylor. he hates taylor because he thought he should have been the weak nominee in 1848. he does not understand how this of star politician who never did anything suddenly is president rather than henry clay has earned it. and his plan is to run congress and force what he calls an omnibus bill which
managed to do. [applause] >> i am an entrepreneur from houston, texas. yesterday's, president obama gave one of those two plus two equals 563 speeches. he argued about fundamental fairness in the united states, without talking about the obstacle to fundamental fairness, witches the teachers' union. what would you do project which is the teachers' union. what would you do to narrow the education gap between wealthy and poor kids who are trapped in a system that is failing us as a country? >> sometime in the near future i am going to give a speech on inequality from a couple of angles. i believe in levelling up, giving everyone a chance to be more successful. he believes in leveling down. i believe in wealth creation. he believes in wealth redistribution. i believe the primary problem with the very poor is they are trapped in government institutions that destroyed their future. the fundamental -- this is why i want to have the debates next year. the difference will be so vivid and clear to most americans. i want to take one minute to talk about a recent example of this. i believe it is rea
plants in the states of kansas, oklahoma, and texas. so a major part of the country will be affected by this. known as utility market h utilil force 1,100 of our factories to retrofit or close their doors. the closure of u.s. coal-fired power plants will accelerate during the next ten years because of this utility rule. the e.p.a.'s expected announcement on the utility rule comes just after this issued another rule that will cost an additional thousands of american jobs because start january 1, the e.p.a. will begin requiring utilities to reduce power plant emissions that may cause air quality complications in neighboring states. that regulation, called the cross-state air regulation rule, or caspar, will require plants to install costly technologies in exchange for minimal environmental gains. the combined economic impact of the two regulations that i've just mentioned -- the combined economic impact of that is alarming. the indiana energy association estimates that the cost of these rulers will be between $6.5 billion and $7.3 billion just in my hone stat own state of india. and wh
in texas. >> i heard about that. >> where the governor mandated -- there was a lot written about his former chief of staff, lobbyist for your company. it was a case study in how involvement in public policy can get you any hornet's nest of trouble. >> i agree. the story is many years old. >> wasn't under your watch. >> the point i was making is it got recycled in the context of a political campaign were among other things we were told this drug which prevents most cases of cervical cancer, the vast majority cause mental retardation in girls. the level of political discourse around it was very low. the fact of the matter is governor perry signed an executive order. you probably know the texas legislature -- interesting innovation in that it needs only every other year--maybe that is a good thing. i am not sure. in the interim he decided that given what he had learned not just from the lobbyists that his own public health people about the importance of this vaccine in terms of preventing cervical cancers that he would violate executive order. it created a firestorm in texas because the diffic
minnesota, mr. paulson, and the gentleman from texas, mr. dog get, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. paulson: i ask unanimous consent that all members have 35 days which to revise and extend their remarks, including extraneous consent. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. paulson: i rise today in support of h.r. 365, legislation to extend temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through the end of this fiscal year, as well as to ensure that these funds are spent appropriately. before describing the legislation in greater detail, i note that these same provisions will already approved, the middle class tax relief and job creation act of tuesday of this week. given some of the uncertainty about some of that legislation, it makes sense to ensure that the program continues to assist families past december 31, when its current authorization expires. that's the first and most important thing that this bill will do. the tanner program has been generally success
are in effect from southeastern colorado to kansas. the oklahoma and texas panhandles and eastern new mexico. snowfall amounts may range as high as a foot and a half in some places. >>> snow over the weekend hit parts of the midwest including indiana. the slippery conditions on the road caused some accidents and minor injuries. >>> to washington now. so many americans depend on is unknown. we all thought they had a deal after the senate battle it out and now lawmakers appear headed for another capital showdown. whit johnson has more. >> reporter: in a surprise move, house speaker john boehner rejected saturday's senate deal to extend the payroll tax holiday for two months. >> it's pretty clear that i and our members oppose the senate bill. it's only for two months. >> reporter: yesterday, boehner supported the measure, but following a series of calls with house republicans, he changed his mind. he now insists any deal should last for a year. >> i believe that two months is just kicking the can down the road. the american people are tired of that. frankly, i'm tired of it. >> reporter: bipart
gingrich, texas governor rick perry, and minnesota representative michele bachmann. the event took place in washington, d.c.. [applause] >> first of all, it is good to be back with a lot of friends. we are delighted to be here. my daughter and her husband are here. three have so many friends in this audience. -- we have so many friends in here. he said we needed fundamental change. how many of you would agree that we are far enough off the track that we need fundamental change? [applause] how many of you would agree that even if we win the election that the forces that brought this to the mess we are in will fight every day to stop us from the changes over the course of the next four years? i happen to think both of those are true. i think this election is the most important collection since 1860. that is the primary reason i am running. i think we will be a definitive choice. i believe if president obama is elected, eight years will make the country dramatically more difficult and have dramatically different problems. it is a difficult deciding point. are we in favor of radicalism? are
that work begin on a canada-to-texas oil pipeline. democrats strongly opposed that provision, and senate majority leader harry reid said he wants to dispense with the bill quickly. >> let's get this vote over with. then we can begin serious negotiations on how to prevent a $1,000 tax hike on american families. the sooner we put this useless partisan charade behind us, the sooner we can negotiate a true, bipartisan solution that protects middle class workers. >> sreenivasan: senate minority leader mitch mcconnell blocked a quick vote on the payroll tax cut. he insisted the top priority should be to pass a trillion dollar spending bill that funds government operations through next september. >> there's agreement on the funding bill but no agreement and no plan at all on how we're going to pass the payroll tax cut extension in the senate. so we ought to finish our most immediate concern first. instead, we've wasted week after week after week. one senseless show vote after another. >> sreenivasan: if there's no action on the spending bill, the government will run out of funds and have to shu
that is because they speed up approval for a controversial pipeline in texas it is just one safety violation found at head starts across the country that is according to a report out today by the health and human services department. >>> the president and al-maliki paid respects with a wreathe laying. the two leaders met at the white house to make a dedication to their relationship. >> people can resolve their differences peacefully through their democratic process. >> he has delivered a formal request for the unmanned surveillance drone and they are not hopeful iran will comply. they were captured by iran's forces and they say they are close to recovering data from the drone. >>> defense secretary leon panetta said he will visit from an eight month civil war. leon panetta wants to help as the people take back their country. the defense secretary plans amidst ongoing violence and clashes with troops right near tripoli's airport, they will resolve their differences. >>> they are safe after a dramatic rescue. a crowd of people watched as the frightening scene unfolded. take a look at that scaffoldin
and wearing green pajamas and poka dots. take a look at this from the stadium in dallas, texas, a run away cart, oh, my gosh, plows over a bunch of people after a championship game. one man taken to the hospital with a leg injury and another was hurt, but not seriously. someone finally jumped on the electric cart and stopped it. those are your headlines. >> hate when that happens. >> check with rick reichmuth. i felt he was controlling with it his aye phone. >> that's scary. >> another dry day across the east, the coldest all winter, bundle up as you're heading out this morning. blizzard watches pushing for parts of the plains, that's for, i'll show you that and some severe weather threats across texas as well. and the setup today, not looking that bad. yesterday was pretty calm and a little snow across the great lakes and we'll see that again. and the counter clock wise disturbance about to change everything. a lot of people possibly travelling this week for christmas. the setup on the radar, not looking like frp right now. but throughout the day today. in across arizona and new mexico an
. this is from "the new york times" editorial. and john, independent from texas. caller: i have been unemployed for about eight and a half months, and this situation is just ridiculous. they claim the economy is better here in texas, it is a bold face life. the few jobs that are available are part time walmart-type jobs. i've got a college degree. i graduated from college 16 years ago. i am getting $828 a month in unemployment. and these republicans want you to think people are sponging? try sponging off of 829 -- $820 a month in a high-cost area. the local chamber of commerce brag about how great it is to live here in the valley. if you are making $80,000, it is reasonable cost of living. but if you are barely scraping by at 20,000, it is barely. and perry greeting somebody jobs, that is upsurged. the jobs are just not here. let me tell you this, my last job was working at the local work force office. we are the ones who are supposed to help people find jobs. i can tell you the real honest unemployment rate is much higher than what they are reporting and has been for years. it has not been --
on the stage. former senator rick santorum. texas governor rick perry. former massachusetts governor mitt romney. former speaker of the house, newt gingrich. congressman ron paul. congresswoman michele bachmann. former utah governor jon huntsman. [ applause ] joining me at the big desk my fox news colleague, neil cavuto, chris wallace, and megyn kelly. our rules are similar to the previous fox debate. one minute for answers. 30 seconds for follow-ups. if the candidates run too long, we'll politely remind them it's time to wrap up with this sound. after a long string of debates we trust you know the drill and we won't have to use it much. we have an enthusiastic crowd here tonight and we welcome that. but we do have a limited amount of time here. we ask you to honor the ft we're trying to keep valuable time for candidates throughout the debate. tonight's event obviously comes amid an extraordinary backdrop. the struggling american economy now further threatened by financial turmoil in europe, gridlock on capitol hill. a real threat to world security posed by iran. even as we pull the last
familiar seven candidate on the stage. former senator rick santorum. texas governor rick perry. former massachusetts governor mitt romney. former speaker of the house, newt gingrich. congressman ron paul. congresswoman michele bachmann. former utah governor jon huntsman. [ applause ] joining me at the big desk my fox news colleague, neil cavuto, chris wallace, and megyn kelly. our rules are similar to the previous fox debate. one minute for answers. 30 seconds for follow-ups. if the candidates run too long, we'll politely remind them it's time to wrap up with this sound. after a long string of debates we trust you know the drill and we won't have to use it much. we have an enthusiastic crowd here tonight and we welcome that. but we do have a limited amount of time here. we ask you to honor the fact we're trying to keep valuable time for candidates throughout the debate. tonight's event obviously comes amid an extraordinary backdrop. the struggling american economy now further threatened by financial turmoil in europe, gridlock on capitol hill. a real threat to world security posed by i
-span.org/campaign2012. >> now the author of greenback planet and david greater appearing at the texas book festival to talk about their book. there are audience questions for just over an hour. >> fabulous to see such a crowd. the wonder of it has to do with the fact that the dollar might be relevant topic. we are really lucky to have two fabulous prolific writers with us today. what two topics could be more relevant than to talk about the decline in this climate of economic crisis? david graeber and h. w. brands to talk about their new books. i am assuming we won't have any trouble getting questions from the audience and let me do some housekeeping things first because i am hoping when you are all done over here you will go back in that tent and buy the books and the book signing tend, 15 minutes after the end of the session, the authors will sign their book at the book signing tend. one thing about the festival. i don't know about you guys but this is my favorite festival. i love south by southwest. [applause] i have never seen anything like it. the people who put this on our doing large work. th
cuellar of texas will be talking about the mf global bankruptcy. later, tim huelskamp, a republican of kansas will be here. he is here to talk about year- end spending and the tax battles in congress. as we open up today, it will be a focus on the administration. the administration decided to block an fda decision that would have made emergency contraceptives more available to young girls under the age of 16. we will talk to you, read you some of the news stories, and ask you whether or not that was the right decision on the part of the obama administration. the plan b emergency contraceptive. did the obama administration make the right decision? plan b contraceptives. front-page coverage in many newspapers. let's give you a quick taste of it. we would like to get your calls on this topic in a few minutes here. we will also show you some of the letters. "the wall street journal" front page here. host: that is "the wall street journal" this morning. "the washington post" made it the lead this morning. rob stein wrote -- host: we will show you more articles. we will show you pro and c
. seven people found shot to death in an apartment in grapevine, texas. police say it appears all the victims were related. police say all were shot while in the process of opening christmas gifts, or they just finished doing so. the suspect shooter is one of the seven fatalities. >>> a global think tank targeted in the u.s. was hacked. in a posting, says it stole confidential credit list. among the list of clients, bank of america, lockheed martin and the defense department. >>> thousands poured into st. peter's square to hear the pope's christmas message starting off with the unveiling of a larger than life nativity scene. he prayed for the end of violence in syria and comfort in the philippines. >>> back in action on christmas day. the dallas mavericks raising their championship banner then falling to lebron james and the miami heat 105-94. the king leading the way with 37 points. back in los angeles, kobe bryant and the lakers squared off gu s against the bulls. the bulls won that game 88-87. and carmelo anthony leading new york to a 106-104 victory. knicks winning. how than.
away cart injuring seven people in texas, an electric cart with no driver plowing into a group of people after a high school football children game at cowboy stadium in arlington, the vehicle knocking one man into the passenger seat and another man jumping in and slamming on the brakes, none of the injuries is serious and the cowboys organization is investigating this incident. >> fox news on the job hunt. the u.s. unemployment rate dipping to 8.6% in november and a big reason for that drop. about 300,000 jobless people flat out stopped looking for work. here is encouragement. one industry is experiencing a major labor shortage and they're looking for people to hire and if you're looking, this is for you. claudia cowan is live for us. >> we're talking about experienced machinist the aen there are not enough of them yet their skills are in high demand and that's why hundreds of schools across the country are racing to train workers to fill scores of available jobs. >> america's economy was forged by machinists, but today, as a quarter of the nation's welders, engineers and steel
it is bypassing the markets of the midwest to go down to texas which is the one part of the united states that already has more oil than it can consume. there are some in the environmental movement who know if the pipeline is built and the carbon atoms on the petroleum under the ground of canada will not be burned and mixed into oxygen atoms and sent into our atmosphere. i think the of their opening statements have made it clear that at some point can canada will find a way to exploit this whether it is through the united states or the port of vancouver to the world markets. however, we shouldn't think that is automatic or easy or that keystone is going to go away next week. there are environmentalists in canada. i have met them and they are no more excited about the building of the east and west pipeline through canada than our environmentalists for the pipeline. energy really comes down to two separate issues or somewhat separate issues, and that is how we generate the electricity and how we move our vehicles? this is sometimes a lump together in one issue as we have a national security
are familiar with the lean 6 sigma stuff. candidates have invited people to sign onto those pledges. a texas consultant. newt gingrich has been highlighting this. did you sign the pledge as well? >> yes, it is called a strong america now. >> i think the only person that has not is mitt romney. yesterday, on this station, we were talking with mitt romney. he said he did not know what it was. is that even remotely possible, as far as you are concerned? >> i do not know. i cannot go into his thoughts. >> he has been asked over and over to sign this. >> i know that our campaign was asked and we were happy to do it. i signed it in cedar rapids. i am a private businesswoman. i know, in my own company, if we did not continually change, continually improve, we would be out of business. that is the essence of this pledge. >> can that be applied to the federal government? >> as president of the united states, i intend to. without exception, we all recognize the federal government is bloated beyond any possible recognition. it has got to come down in size. when you have a government that spends $3.70 t
cities but if you live anywhere across the texas-oklahoma panhandle or parts of new mexico, northeastern new mexico, into colorado, that's where we're going to start to see very heavy snow and conditions going downhill overnight tonight, temperatures will go below freezing and in some cases, the wind chills will be downright dangerous. so ahead of the sun, that's where we're seeing the rain. you can see the bull's eye as i was saying across southeast colorado, northeast new mexico, into the panhandle of texas and objection, that's the bull's eye where we could see in excess of 18 inches of snow and blizzard conditions. like at -- look at this gust of 50 miles an hour. people are told to stay indoors the next 24 hours. up to 18 inches of snow and across the areas shaded in red, that's where we have blizzard warnings in effect. look at the wind gusts as we go through the evening, monday at 6:00 p.m., that's where we're going to see the wind gusts pick up in earnest, over 50 miles per hour as mentioned and then overnight tonight and into tuesday, it's going to start to settle down. so fairl
hunkered down in the nation's midsection. blizzard warnings from colorado to new mexico to texas. wind gusts have been clocked at 50 miles per hour and some areas reporting up to 15 inches of snow and a remarkable 200-mile stretch of interstate 40 is now closed from albuquerque to the texas state line. >> this storm is one of the strongest ones i've seen in years, basically because of the wind. >> they told me to turn back. >> let's get the latest on that road closure, shall we? >> reporter for cnn affiliate in albuquerque. the storm is winding down, what about the road conditions? improving at all? >> well, yeah, the road conditions in the metro area in albuquerque proper have actually improved. they're pretty drivable and it's once you get out of the city, you head east, that's where the big mess is. for 14 hours now, 14 hours is what we're going on. the i-40 eastbound lanes from the heart of the city all the way to the texas state line are still shut down. you can see we're here in front of one of the onramps and the gates are still locked, why? because the state police, new mexico
as it moves toward the great lakes. roads were closed across kansas and the texas panhandle to allow crews to clear snow and treacherous patches of ice. further north, near whiteout conditions and fierce winds piled snowdrifts up to ten feet high. >>> a flight headed for georgia ended tragically on a new jersey highway. parts of the small aircraft scattered after it smashed into a wooded area. the pilot, his wife, their two children and a family friend were killed. >>> holiday tragedy also struck a georgia family in texas, when a small plane crash killed all five on board. the pilot, his wife, two children, and brotherdhe the ru. >>> and the wrath of a winner of a brand new lamborghini won't be showing off his toy this christmas. he wrecked the car after driving over black ice six hours after receiving the keys. the car was insured and will be repaired. >>> fedex dealing with a public relations nightmare. security cameras show a brand new flat screen tossed over ary sipient's fence. yep, there he go. the shipping giant tweeted the careless treatment of the package "will be addressed." i sh
to memphis, four to five inches above normal rainfall. and you're getting more today. and look at texas. here's some interesting news. dallas is two inches above their normal rainfall for the month of december. but remember, they're ten inches below normal for the year. they've got a lot of room to make up. most of the state of texas was in extreme drought right now. that drops down to eastern texas. western texas does not get rain today. and they desperately need it. here comes strong santa ana winds. for the system that brings some rain. you'll get the backside of powerful wind. ventura county, oxnard through l.a. ocean side, san diego, palm springs. you're getting the whipping wind of 60 miles per hour-plus, in some locations today. a little bit of sunshine to start our day to day. a little breezy periodically today and into tomorrow. now.0's right 5 in the district and winchester is at 46 degrees. we are on our way to the upper with areas of rain locally this afternoon. nothing too heavy or widespread. >> oh, that brutal december weather. atlanta hits a record 70 degrees today. robin? geo
flood fears as a huge weather system causing problems from ohio valley to texas. maria is in the weather center. >> we could have a large system we're tracking stretching from texas up to the great lakes. the system is very slow moving system pulling a lot of moisture out of the gulf of mexico. a lot of these rings are heading out. parts of ohio, kentucky, down to tennessee and mississippi and northern arkansas and flood warnings because of the amount of rainfall we'll see from the system, generally speaking 3-6 inches of rain. locally you could get more than that, up to 8 inches are anticipated and another big concern, we have seen a lot of rain along arkansas and kentucky the past month. the month of november was record set are for if some of these cities, now we're looking at major flood concerns. once the ground is saturated more water on on top of that can't absorb it. here is the rain down through western ohio, tennessee and texas and this rain is beneficial for texas, again, gregg, those areas that have seen a lot of rain is not good for them. >> gregg: thanks very much. i'm gregg
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